Tutti si sono divertiti nella giornata della festa Italiana!
(Everyone had lots of fun during Italian Day!)
On Tuesday we celebrated Italian Day, timed beautifully to fit in with our Geography topic this term. The children and staff had an absolute ball throughout- ably organised by Mrs Falla and led by the team from ‘Big Pocket’. With the Il Palio theme, the children were led by our Year 5 and 6 students (the opening ceremony was a sight to behold) and enjoyed horse races, flag making and of course, pasta making. Many families enjoyed the freshly made pasta for dinner and the children loved being let loose on the pasta machines! Our older students did a marvellous job of mentoring the younger children throughout- a hallmark of our school community and the staff participated and led the day with gusto!
From our roving reporters Charlotte H and Eloise:
Buongiorno, parents and guardians of St Joseph's,
It’s Eloise and Charlotte from 6CS. On Tuesday this week we had the St Josephs Il Palio for Italian day. We had lots of fun doing running races with our amazing horses! We loved making fresh pasta that we got to take home and we wanted to say a huge thank you to the big pocket ladies who led the pasta making and supplied some of our costumes. In the morning we also had a parade led by the 5s and 6s, who dressed up in costumes to look like the traditional medieval characters from Siena. We had flag wavers, drummers, jockeys, team captains, a priest, a mayor and even police!
Some quotes from the students:
“I liked running the horse races and winning.” -Callum and Max from Prep
“I enjoyed using the pasta machines and I thought that the parade was very decorative.’’ - Sophie and Amelia from Grade One
“I found making and decorating our flags very restful , I loved the races and I also liked making pasta with a buddy.” - Tom H and Tom N from Grade Two.
“I loved how everyone was really supportive while I was running my race and I also liked being an example in front of my group with the Big Pocket.”- Gabriella and Charles from Year Three
“I enjoyed seeing the Year Sixes muck around in their race. I also enjoyed putting the pasta dough through the machine to make it long.” -Maddie and Ingrid from Year Four.
“I liked being a jockey for Aquila and dressing up as one,” -Eve from Year Five
“I loved being a carabiniere and marching in the parade.”-Niamh from Year Five
“I found being the priest and standing in front of the school exciting.” Claire from Year Five
We would also like to say a massive thank you to Mrs Falla for organizing our amazing day and helping it to run smoothly,
Charlotte and Eloise